Radiation-tolerant RTAX-S field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Actel in Mountain View, Calif., are aboard NASA’s Phoenix mission to Mars, which launched this summer from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Agilent Technologies Inc. has acquired NetworkFab Corp., a designer and builder of signals intelligence, communications, and jammer systems for the U.S. military, intelligence agencies, and law-enforcement groups.
An unavoidable consequence of the transition to lead-free solders has been the assembly of printed circuit boards containing a mixture of two types of components: those intended for use with lead-free solder, and those intended for use with traditional leaded solder.
Engineers at American Systems in Chantilly, Va., are pushing ahead on a project to develop a portion of an integrated homeland security cellular telephone-based emergency alert program called the Crisis Alert initiative.
10-gigabit Ethernet is enabling a new class of military systems where broadband data from a variety of sensors and other information streams can be integrated across the battlefield to improve military effectiveness.
When it comes to connectors, military and aerospace systems integrators today want the best of both worlds-the benefits of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) as well as the durability and reliability that typically come from mil-spec components.
Shipments of Wi-Fi mesh networking equipment will grow by more than threefold between 2006 and 2011, yet most of that growth will come between 2006 and 2008 and decline rapidly starting in 2009, reports market researcher In-Stat in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The world thin-film photovoltaics (TFPV) market is forecast to reach $7.2 billion by 2015, compared to just more than $1 billion today, according to a new report from NanoMarkets LC, an industry analyst firm in Glen Allen, Va.
VMETRO in Houston is announcing a high-frequency clock generator PMC/XMC module, the XCLK1, which provides as many as five phase-matched, low-jitter sample clocks for high-speed analog-to-digital converters.
A suite of helicopter simulators at the U.S. Army Flight School XXI (FSXXI) at the U.S. Army Aviation Warfighting Center in Fort Rucker, Ala., help to teach basic flight techniques to new student pilots and to provide advanced flight instruction to rated Army aviators.
The American soldier has come a long way since the beginning of the Republic 237 years ago. While uniforms for early soldiers were based on cost and utility, soldiers' clothing eventually considered ballistic ...
Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
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According to presenters from Kontron and Gedae Inc., there’s were a way to cut that time in half – or more – and produce a sensor-processing prototype in six to nine months, rather than a year and a ha...